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Effects of College Career Courses on Learner Outputs and Outcomes

Title: The Effects of College Career Courses on Learner Outputs and Outcomes: Technical Report No. 26.
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Name(s): Folsom, Byron, author
Reardon, Robert, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Technical Report
Date Issued: 2001-10-11
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This review of career course literature briefly traces the history of career courses in colleges and universities and reviews 46 reports of the effectiveness of the various career planning courses offered in institutions of higher education throughout the country. More than 16,320 students were involved in these studies from 1976 to 2001. This review has been framed in terms of the outputs and outcomes of career course interventions. We reviewed 38 studies of career course outputs, such as career thoughts, career decision-making skills, career decidedness, and vocational identity, which are theoretically related to outcomes of career interventions, such as persistence (retention) in college, and job satisfaction or satisfaction with field of study. In this analysis, we found 34 studies (90%) reporting positive gains in measured output variables, and 4 studies (10%) reporting no changes in output variables. We reviewed 15 studies of career course outcomes and found nine studies (87%) reporting positive gains in measured outcome variables, and two studies (13%) reporting no changes in outcome variables. These findings are similar to the studies regarding output variables and the effects of career courses. The paper concludes with an analysis of this body of research and implications for further research in this area.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525966937_4022457d (IID), 10.17125/fsu.1525966937 (DOI)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525966937_4022457d
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Folsom, B., & Reardon, R. (2001). The Effects of College Career Courses on Learner Outputs and Outcomes: Technical Report No. 26. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1525966937_4022457d